Panther Choir Newsletter 8/25/17

Parents and Students,

It has been a great first week back! All the CHHS choirs have quickly gotten to work and are sounding great. We are looking forward to all we can accomplish this year!


The Panther Choir maintains a Google Calendar with an up to date listing of events. Please consider subscribing to our calendar via the links on our CALENDAR PAGE to have events downloaded directly to your personal calendar.

Friday, September 1 - All-State Entries Due

Saturday, September 9 - Car Wash, Spirit of Texas Bank 10am-2pm SIGN UP HERE

Saturday, September 16 - Lake Party (All invited), Rockledge Park / Jackson Pavillion, Lake Grapevine 4:30-7:30

Saturday, September 23 - District Auditions (All-State Round 1), Creekview HS

GET FIT DAY - Tuesday, August 29 6-8:30pm

The Panther Choir holds "Get Fit Day" each Fall to fit students in uniforms, process forms and fees, and give parents the needed information for the school year. We are doing this earlier this year as we have all new uniforms and everything has to be hemmed by our seamstress before the Fall Concert. Please make plans to attend this important event. We need both the student and an adult at the event. Please see below for details pertaining to your (your student's) specific choir. Please visit the GET FIT DAY INFORMATION PAGE for specific information concerning required and optional fees and to complete many forms in advance to speed up your evening.


We are excited to take the choir on tour to Washington, DC in April. We were recently notified that we were selected to do a guest performance at Washington National Cathedral as a prelude to the weekly evensong service on Sunday, April 29, 2017. As we are limited to a smaller number of performers because of space, not every student traveling to Washington, DC will be able to be a part of this concert (though all students will sing at other events). Due to the extra events scheduled for our program with the State and National Convention performances Chamber Choir will not be traveling to San Antonio for competition this year. This being said, we have decided to audition this year's chamber choir from students traveling to Washington, DC. We will rehearse on Monday evenings throughout the year to prepare the 30 minute concert to sing at Washington National Cathedral. Details regarding these auditions will be posted shortly. Information concerning the trip to Washington, DC is on our TOUR PAGE. Space is limited, please signup early! Parents interested in chaperoning should NOT sign up yet. Information regarding chaperones will be sent out soon.


It is the goal of the CHHS Panther Choir to provide exceptional learning experiences for every student enrolled in our program. One way in which we realize this goal is through the GCISD Supplementary Music Program. The Supplementary Music Program serves a two-fold purpose. First, it allows interested students to receive individualized musical training. Secondly, it improves the performance level of the individual student, positively impacting the organization in which the student participates. By choosing to participate in this Program, students will receive high quality, individualized instruction from degreed professionals through which they will develop an even greater understanding of healthy singing and performance habits. To learn more about our voice lesson program please visit our VOICE LESSON INFORMATION PAGE. Space is limited so we encourage you to enroll early. Financial Assistance is available, scholarship applications are due September 1st.


In order to compete in the All-State process you must read and sign THIS CONTRACT. All-State Sectionals are Tuesdays before school 7:45-8:30 and B-Days (Monday-Thursday), after school 4:15-5:15.


The Panther Choir Booster Club works to support the activities of the Panther Choir through both monetary and volunteer support. Please consider joining our booster club at one of our supporter levels. If you know of businesses that would consider being a business partner please share this information with them. As a registered 501(c)3 organization all donations to the Panther Choir Booster Club are tax deductible. Please see our BOOSTER PAGE for more information.

WE NEED PARENT VOLUNTEERS FOR GET FIT NIGHT! Please consider volunteering your time to assist with Get Fit Night by signing up at the link below.

MEET OUR STAFF (more info here)

TOP: Thomas Rinn, director; Rachel Massey, assistant director; Debby Barkey, accompanist; Miranda Benham, voice teacher;

BOTTOM: John Wilkerson, voice teacher; Michael Rausch, voice teacher; Lauren Lafferty, student teacher

Our New Choir Schedule - See our CALENDAR PAGE for the A/B Day Schedule

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